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Relying on keyword search for e-discovery? It may harm your case: important pitfalls and how to escape them. Photo

Relying on keyword search for e-discovery? It may harm your case: important pitfalls and how to escape them.

December 5, 2017 Committees

By: Charles-Theodore Zerner Many attorneys rely exclusively on “Boolean” keyword searches to identify relevant documents during e-discovery. For most of us, this is a familiar technology.[1] We learned how to draft Boolean search q… Read More »

The Professional Services Exclusion under Louisiana Law Photo

The Professional Services Exclusion under Louisiana Law

November 20, 2017 Committees

‚Äč         By Meghan Grant and Caitlin J. Flanagan Commercial general liability policies often contain a professional services exclusion. While not monolithic, the exclusion generally precludes coverage for bodily inju… Read More »

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Punitive Damages and Marine Policies

November 20, 2017 Committees

By Laura Avery, King, Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC Punitive damages have been a real risk to vessel owners since 2009, when the Supreme Court in Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc. v. Townsend, 129 S.Ct. 2561 (2009) restored the availability of punitive … Read More »

New Orleans Bar Association hosts Family Law Mental Health Expert Conference Photo

New Orleans Bar Association hosts Family Law Mental Health Expert Conference

October 13, 2017 Committees

A standing room only meeting took place on October 9, 2017, at 1515 Poydras in which family law judges, attorneys, and mental health experts met to discuss a variety of issues relating to family law cases. Approximately 25 family law mental health ex… Read More »

Law Institute Addressed Privacy Concerns with Change to Law on Filing Descriptive Lists Photo

Law Institute Addressed Privacy Concerns with Change to Law on Filing Descriptive Lists

October 6, 2017 Committees

Law Institute Addressed Privacy Concerns with Change to Law on Filing Descriptive Lists By Eric M. Schorr and Rose S. Sher, Co-Chairs Wills, Trusts and Successions Committee             Max Nathan, Jr., … Read More »

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Civil and Criminal Liability for Maritime Environmental Offenses

October 6, 2017 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association’s Maritime & International Law Committee recently hosted a panel discussion CLE titled Civil and Criminal Liability for Maritime Environmental Offenses. The panel was composed of Dan Tadros with Cha… Read More »

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A Dream Delayed: The Fight for Educational Equality Continues

October 5, 2017 Committees

A Dream Delayed: The Fight for Educational Equality Continues: By: Ebony Morris On October 13, 2017 Hollywood will finally commemorate the late Justice Thurgood Marshall. “Marshall” will show millions around the world the life and leg… Read More »

Minorities in the Profession: A View From the Bench CLE Photo

Minorities in the Profession: A View From the Bench CLE

October 4, 2017 Committees

Minorities in the Profession: A View From the Bench CLE Today, the Minorities in the Profession Committee hosted a CLE with three judges – Judge Kern Reese, Judge Terri Love, and Judge Robin Pittman – who’s combined judi… Read More »

Practice Update: Fourth Circuit Decision on Premature Filing of Statements of Claim Under the Louisiana Public Works Act Remains Good Law Photo

Practice Update: Fourth Circuit Decision on Premature Filing of Statements of Claim Under the Louisiana Public Works Act Remains Good Law

September 18, 2017 Committees

In Orleans Parish, a claimant under the Louisiana Public Works Act (“LPWA”) must file a sworn statement of claim in the public record during the 45-day window following the recordation of acceptance or default.  In April 2016, the Lo… Read More »

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Subpoenas Can Bring the Out-of-State Party to Trial

September 12, 2017 Committees

Subpoenas Can Bring the Out-of-State Party to Trial By Mickey P. Landry and Matthew C. Clark        Can a Louisiana court compel a non-resident party to testify at trial? Yes, concluded the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Cou… Read More »

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